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As a cutting-edge EdTech neuroscience company, we at Cognassist like to think we can contribute to thought leadership in the educational and science arenas. To this end we publish blogs on a regular but not too frequent basis on topics which we hope you will find relevant. We announce new blog posts across all our social media so just follow us on your preferred channel to stay up to date.

15th July 2020

How to Become More Adaptable and Flexible to Change

Back in 2016, the World Economic Forum predicted that cognitive flexibility would be in the top 10 skills in the workforce for 2020. This has turned out to be more critical than anyone could have predicted! As many of us return to work, we are all finding that we need to change how we work, […]

2nd July 2020

Don’t Hesitate: An Open Letter to Adult Learners

There is never a point in life where learning becomes irrelevant or impossible.  I want to talk to you about how I know this to be true. The proof lies in our understanding of the human brain. It makes up everything we are, but we don’t often think about what’s actually going on up there. […]

19th June 2020

Digital Agenda Impact Awards 2020 WIN: Education Category

We are overwhelmed to receive the award for innovations in the Education category at this year’s Digital Agenda Impact Awards. Thank you to the judging panel! It is a real honour, and for a growing company to be among such incredible nominees with BBC’s Own It and Century makes us extraordinarily proud. Everyone nominated deserves […]

8th June 2020

Keep Caring and Carry On: Customer Success Insight

As a Customer Success manager, being at home for this amount of time and not being able to visit clients – except through a computer screen – is a little dispiriting. I currently have clients from both ends of the spectrum; some are completely closed because of the situation but others are saying it’s business […]

28th May 2020

Bud and Cognassist collaborate for greater efficiency and security for customers

We are proud to announce the launch of our new integration with Bud.  This is the first integration that we have implemented with a learner management system, and it will greatly improve the efficiency and security around the exchange of learner data between Bud’s customers and Cognassist. Owen Thomas, COO at Bud, has said, “We […]

19th May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week: CEO Chris Quickfall on Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

I’m no stranger to stress and anxiety. I’m the CEO of two high growth companies, lost all my money twice, and all my hair once with alopecia… Stress-induced alopecia, no less, and because of this, I take my mental health super seriously. I wasn’t diagnosed with dyslexia until I was 21. When I was growing […]

15th May 2020

How to Stay Focused and Motivated When Working Remotely

Many of us are finding our work and home life blurred together, and by now the lustre and novelty of working from home will have worn off. Offices that have been hastily created in bedrooms, kitchens, basements and conservatories loom over our daily personal life. And our co-workers, who either have fur and insist on […]

4th May 2020

The F Word: Your Learners Will Thank You for Using It

Funding is a bit of a dirty word in the industry. It is the role of all providers in the sector to help people develop their skills in whatever way they can. However, there is still a well-meaning but misguided perception that makes funding seem more like revenue stream than a support stream. Training providers […]

27th April 2020

Stress Awareness Month: Why we all need better coping strategies

Stress is part of our daily lives, and we have all experienced it at one point or another. At low levels, stress can provide motivation and help us to make crucial decisions, but sometimes it can overwhelm us and prevent us from making progress. In 2019, roughly 10.6 million people (aged 16 and above) in […]

27th March 2020

Learning Support Funding: 10 Things You Need to Know

Why should you apply for Learning Support Funding (LSF)? How easy is it to apply and what are the benefits for learners and for learning providers? LSF can be an open question mark for many in the industry and the guidelines are complex, which puts off many providers from even exploring what extra funding they […]

6th March 2020

International Women’s Day 2020 – The challenges of working in EdTech

In the run up to International Women’s Day, I’ve been talking to some of the women on our team about their experiences at Cognassist and in the EdTech sector as a whole. Particularly important in a male-dominated technology industry where women still tend to be under-represented: but where women are making a difference. Despite success […]

24th February 2020

Reasonable adjustments at AAC 2020

Author: Dr. Louise Karwowski, Head of Science, Cognassist. As part of my pre-event prep for the AAC, I’ve been looking at the other workshops and plenary sessions. I’ve have been struck by how many are on the hugely important topics of initial assessment and end-point assessment. Hardly surprising though, as I think these are the […]

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